Democratization And Reform In The Arab And Muslim World

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September 10, 2010 Special Dispatch No.3222

Palestinian Intellectual in Norway: Muslims Living Here Must Look Out For Their Country’s Security

In early July 2010, Norwegian police announced the arrest of three individuals living in Oslo for involvement in planning terror attacks on Norwegian soil. The Norwegian press reported that the attacks were thwarted and the arrests made possible due to information provided to authorities by members of the local Muslim community.

In the wake of these events, Ahmad Abu Matar, a Palestinian intellectual residing in Norway, wrote a column praising the Muslims in the country for their moderation and for their cooperation with the authorities in the fight against terror elements. He said that the Arabs and Muslims in Norway should help maintain security out of their religious beliefs.

The following are excerpts from the column:[1]

This Moderate Preacher "Called on Muslims to Respect the Laws of the Countries in Which They Resided – Because Each of Them Is an Ambassador of the Prophet [Muhammad]"

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A Non-Committal Suitor

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May 7, 2009

By Sergei Balashov

An EU Bid to Muscle in on Russia’s Turf, or an Effort to Enrich and Stabilize Europe’s Borders?

This week saw the inaugural conference of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership program, an initiative meant to improve ties between Brussels and the former-Soviet republics. But European leaders are making it clear that it is not a stepping stone to membership, leaving some of the former-Soviet republics unsure of Europe’s commitment, and making Russia suspicious of the EU’s motives.

Of the new countries that emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union, only the three Baltic states have managed to successfully join the European Union. Other former-Soviet republics have found it much harder to find acceptance in Brussels, and none of them holds official candidate status, even though some have expressed the strongest desire to join. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweden Tops Europe for Number of Rapes = Muslim Rape Jihad

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TheOpinator 29 April 2009

Sweden is now experiencing the results of multiculturalism and and its facilitating of Islamization. Now Sweden leads Europe in the number of reported rapes – more specifically Rape Jihad.

“Sweden, 46 incidents of rape are reported per 100,000 residents. This figure is double as many as in the UK which reports 23 cases, and four times that of the other Nordic countries, Germany and France. The figure is up to 20 times the figure for certain countries in southern and eastern Europe……Over 5,000 rapes are reported in Sweden per annum while reports in other countries of a comparable size amounted to only a few hundred.” see below article Read the rest of this entry »